MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Feb. 6 – 7:00pm Confirmation practice and prayer service in church
Feb. 9 – 10:30am Mass, Celebration of Confirmation
Feb. 14-17 – No school, winter break
Feb. 20 – Map Testing Results Meeting, Gr’s. K-2 6:00pm, Gr’s. 3-8 7:00pm (see below)
Feb. 21 – End 2nd Trimester
Feb. 22 – Trivia Night (see below)
Feb. 24 – Begin 3rd Trimester
Mar. 7 – 9:30am – First Communion retreat day

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 REGIONAL GOVERNOR’S CUP TEAM!!!
Team Members are: Ian Beierle, Samantha Bowling, Colin Dwyer, Teddy Marx, Madison Wagner and Will Yorgy
We are so proud of these students!! The time and commitment they have given to the team has been amazing!!
Even though our Quick Recall team lost in 2 matches and not everyone who took a written assessment will advance to State, EVERYONE should be very proud!
CONGRATULATIONS to Will Yorgy & Samantha Bowling who will be advancing to STATE!!
Samantha Bowling in Language Arts
Will Yorgy in Science AND Social Studies
Many, many thanks to Danny Monaghan and Erin Raque who served as QR officials all day on Saturday!
We had 14 teams in our Region. We tied for 5th place overall. We had only 6 students entered in written assessments and QR. The teams that finished ahead of us and the team we tied with all earned points from QR, Composition, and Future Problem Solving- we earned no points in these areas. In other words, our 6 students competed at an unbelievably high level with some teams that I’m sure we’ll see place in State.
VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ALUMS WHO MADE THE HONOR ROLL FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER
PRESENTATION ACADEMY
Principal’s List – Kaelyn Benner

SACRED HEART ACADEMY
Principal’s List – Hannah Spears, Lauren Pappalardo & Erin McLarney
First Honors – Harper Schurman & Aidan McCaffery

SOCCER SIGN-UPS, GR’S. 3-8
If you have a student in grades 3rd-8th that is interested in playing Spring Soccer at Ascension, please sign up using the SI Play app or website:
http://csaa-ascension.website.siplay.com/
If you have any questions please email Sean Murphy (3rd-8th grade soccer coordinator):
seanmurphy0404@gmail.com

PENNY CHALLENGE RESULTS
3’s to Gr. 3 Category
1st Place-Pizza Party – Kindergarten
2nd Place-Ice Cream Party – Jr. Kindergarten

Gr. 4 to Gr. 8 Category
1st Place-Pizza Party – Gr. 7
2nd Place-Ice Cream Party – Gr. 8

Gr. 7 also wins a Krispy Kreme donut party for turning in the largest dollar amount, $889.19.
The penny challenge collected a total of $4,116.80 which will go to the growth of Ascension!
Many, many thanks to all who contributed and helped with counting!

FREE WORKSHOP – “WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT READING”
Thursday, March 26, 4:30-53:30pm at Langsford-2520 Bardstown Rd.
Presented by Stephen McCrocklin, Langsford’s Executive Director
He will present an overview of the reading process and what it takes to become a confident reader. He will also discuss the most common areas that can cause difficulties.

CPR/FIRST AID/AED TRAINING
Ascension will offer CPR/First Aid/AED training and certification for those interested on Saturday, February 22 from 11:00-3:30 and again on Sunday February 23 from 11:30-4:00 in the cafeteria. The cost is $20 for materials. If interested in participating, please let Holly know at hsmith@ascension-parish.com by Feb 19th as class sizes are limited.

TRIVIA NIGHT
Be a part of Ascension Trivia Night!
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020, Doors open at 6:30pm and Game begins at 7:30pm
Where: Ascenison Gym
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $160 for reserved team table of 8. Tickets are available at the school & parish offices & after mass
Prizes: $500 Prize to Winning Team and Prize for Best Decorated Table
Much more: Raffles & Student Artwork Auction
*Must be 21 years of age to attend

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD PROGRAM
We are currently seeking teachers and assistants for our Children’s Liturgy of the Word program on Sundays at 10:30 AM. We believe it is important that we create meaningful experiences for our young children that allow them to understand the message from the Bible and establish and grow a deep relationship with our Lord. We have adapted our curriculum to create meaningful experiences and are looking for eager adults to become great teachers with the children as well as middle and high school students to serve as assistants for the teachers. We provide all materials and training, although very open to suggestions. We have two age groups, 3-year olds through kindergarten (All Stars) and 1st grade through 3rd grade (Time Travelers). Children are dismissed from Mass during the Liturgy of the Word and return for the Liturgy of the Eucharist (about 20 minutes).

PREREGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Preregistration forms were emailed to you on January 10.
The form and fee are due by February 7 to reserve your child/ren’s space for the 2020-2021 school year.
There is an early bird discount of $50 on the registration fee if received by February 7.
Open House/Registration for prospective new families was Wednesday, January 29 and we will begin accepting new students after February 7.

TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR THE 2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR
All families with one or more children enrolled in or applying to a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Louisville may apply.
A single form, the FACTS management application, will be used for all forms of Catholic elementary school tuition assistance. The online application is available on the website, www.ceflou.org.
Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2020.
When submitting your application, you must submit your 2018 federal income tax return and 2018 W-2 information.

MAP TESTING
We are having a mandatory meeting (at least 1 parent present and students welcome) for grades K-8 on Thursday, February 20th in the church. Grades K-2 from 6-6:45 and grades 3-8 at 7pm. At this meeting, you will receive your child’s results from the fall and winter MAP testing and we will go over what the data means as well as answer questions.

3’S & JK REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
It’s Preschool registration time!!! If you have a preschooler you wish to register you can find a link to he registration forms below. We are accepting applications through the end of January. Act quickly to secure you spot!
for 3 year olds
https://www.ascension-parish.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Registration-Form-3s.pdf
for junior kindergarten
https://www.ascension-parish.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Registration-Form-JK.pd

SPRING SOCCER SIGN-UPS FOR GR’S. 3-8
If you have a student in grades 3rd-8th that is interested in playing Spring Soccer at Ascension, please sign up using the SI Play app or website:
http://csaa-ascension.website.siplay.com/
If you have any questions please email Sean Murphy (3rd-8th grade soccer coordinator):
seanmurphy0404@gmail.com

SOCCER SIGN-UPS FOR GR’S. JK – 2
All cildren in grades jk thru 2nd grade that would like to play soccer please email Matt Sanderfer, Soccer Coordinator, at
maranda@amsholdingsllc.com by 02/28/2020 with students name, grade and email. The first soccer practice will be on 03/05/2020 at 6pm -7pm

FISH FRY VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE SIGN-UPS
Attention Parishioners! This year’s Adult co-ed volleyball league begins Friday, February 21st and runs through March 20th. A team fee and shift in the concession stand is required to participate. Team captains should contact Lynn Thompson at 502-767-6315 or lynnthompson72@gmail.com by February 9th. Team members should be parishioners and 19 or older.

COED 1ST & 2ND VOLLEYBALL AND 3RD AND 4TH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS:
Spring Volleyball sign-ups are open on SI Play. You can sign up online at
http://csaa-ascension.website.siplay.com. We will have a coed 1st and 2nd grade volleyball and a 3rdand 4th grade girls’ volleyball team for the spring. Please register as soon as possible. The volleyball season will start at the end of the basketball season.
If you are interested in coaching the 1st and 2nd grade coed volleyball team or the 3rd and 4th grade girls’ volleyball team for the spring please contact Dave Baker at dmbaker2233@gmail.com or at 502-475-7926.

BOYS 3rd GRADE THROUGH 8th GRADE VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS:
Boys’ volleyball sign-ups are open on SI Play. You can sign up online at
http://csaa-ascension.website.siplay.com. We will be using the current basketball jerseys as uniforms for boys’ volleyball. If you are not currently playing basketball and need a jersey, please contact Dave Baker atdmbaker2233@gmail.com or at 502-475-7926. Please register as soon as possible. The boys’ volleyball season will start at the end of the basketball season.
If you are interested in coaching the 7th and 8th grade boys’ volleyball team, please contact Dave Baker at dmbaker2233@gmail.com or at 502-475-7926.

There will be a mandatory tryout for the 7th and 8th grade boys volleyball team on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM. Please let Dave Baker know if you have any questions. I can be reached at dmbaker2233@gmail.com or 502-475-7926.

ASCENSION SEWING STARS
Ascension 4H Sewing Stars Club will open a new beginner sewing class in February 2020. Boys and girls in Jefferson County, ages 9-19 are welcome to join in. Classes are held on Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 PM in Ascension School’s jr. high science room. Students must bring their own sewing machine to class. Space is limited so please contact Allysan Comstock for details or to sign up, acomstock@aol.com
Ascension School 4H Charter Club Location 4H – To Make the Best Better

EASY MONEY SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 27, 2020
Date/Payout/Name/Seller & Grade
01/27 – $25 Joe Krebs, Josh Krebs Gr.7
01/28 – $25 Marian Cook, Emaline Davie Gr.4
01/29 – $25 Chandler Simpson, Aymen Chandler, Gr.K
01/30 – $25 Zoe Dean, Preston Dean Gr.8
01/31 – $50 Candy Ford, Church Sales

WIN A BOTTLE OF PAPPY VAN WINKLE 12 YEAR RESERVE
$10 per chance (only 120 tickets will be sold)
Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2020 8th grade Grand Canyon trip
Drawing will take place at Trivia Night on February 22, 2020.
Tickets may be purchased in the school office

PULL TABS COLLECTION-KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Now is the time to start filling up those Ziploc bags, milk jugs and coffee cans with pull tabs. Every little bit helps. Together we can make a difference. For more information on Kids Cancer Alliance please visit kidscanceralliance.org or contact K of C coordinator John McCarthy at mccoots1@gmail.com.
All proceeds benefit the Kids Cancer Alliance (KCA) and Indian Summer Camp (ISC). Pull tabs can be sent in to the school office at any time.

AMAZON SMILE
If you shop Amazon, please consider shopping AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know (same products, same prices, same service)! Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Ascension! Please support Ascension School by continuing your shopping with Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-0652304. It is a win-win for Ascension and our students!
Our organization is listed as Church of the Ascension School Louisville, KY.
We received a check for $36.99 for the last quarter.

BOX TOPS COLLECTION
Our goal is to raise $2,000+ in FREE money for our school! Ask family, friends, and neighbors to download Box Tops for you!The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!
Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.
Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now.
The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online.
If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing
participating products.
Please download the app and follow the instructions for setting up an account and finding our school. All you have to do is scan your receipt within 14 days of purchasing participating products, and our school earns $.10 for every box top clipped!

REMINDER
Student’s who are absent should be phoned in or emailed to Ms. Thomas by 8:30am. There is a 24 hour message system for you to phone in absences, 451-2535 ext. 22.
Also, it is very important that your child/ren arrive at school on time daily! Students should be in their class and chair by 7:55am. If your child is late, you must come in to sign them in. Thank you!

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